You’re browsing online, and find a quote you’d like to keep or share with others. Should be easy, but instead you’re copying and pasting the quote, maybe editing it for Twitter, adding a link, perhaps a bookmark. Although even then, any URLs point at the page, not the content you’re after.
Pullquote is a free Chrome extension which changes all this by providing a simple, unified way to tweet and save quotes, images and more.
Once installed and set up (you must create an account first, and we’d restart Chrome too) using Pullquote is as easy as selecting some text or an image, right-clicking and choosing the option you need.
Pick “Tweet” and Pullquote takes the full quote, adds the link, converts it to an image, and posts this to Twitter along with your own comment. No paraphrasing, no separate operations to copy and paste the content and URL, everything is handled for you.
Choose “Copy Link” and Pullquote creates a short link in the form http://pllqt.it/abcDeF, ready to share elsewhere. If someone clicks this, they’re taken to the same page, with the quote and URL displayed as an overlay. If they want to read more, they can close the overlay and browse the page as normal.
A “File” option saves quotes to your Pullquote account, great if you’re doing research and want to collect information later.
Alternatively, a “Copy Text” option copies the text and short link to your clipboard, better if you want to save it locally.
You can review statistics for your quotes to see how many people have clicked on each one, and there’s even a system where people may leave comments on them, give feedback or add some response of their own.
We found it could sometimes take a while for Pullquote to respond with formatted quotes, but that might have been a temporary issue. The core technology worked well, and overall it’s a time-saving extension with plenty of useful features and functionality. Give it a try.
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